general election

When will the Tories learn: murdering animals isn’t a vote-winner

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Buoyed by its huge popularity in the opinion polls and the fact that it is managing Brexit so well, the…

Politics is now a digital arms race, and Labour is winning

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Elections are now lost or won on social media – and the Tories have barely logged on

Thank God for the DUP

17 June 2017 9:00 am

I was busy explaining to a 23-year-old American girl by the name of Jennifer why the election result was not…

In the digital age, you might expect the paper diary to be dying – not so

10 June 2017 9:00 am

By chance on Saturday morning, I tuned into Radio 4 and heard Professor Clare Brant talking on Saturday Live about…

Portrait of the Year

12 December 2015 9:00 am

January David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that only electing the Conservatives could ‘save Britain’s economic recovery’. Labour unveiled a…

Think Cameron’s small majority will hold him back? Not with his new army of loyalists

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Time was when the Conservatives believed that a small majority — which puts a government at the mercy of backbench…

Take it from Taki: this could be the start of something really big

16 May 2015 9:00 am

OK. Magnanimity in victory is a sine qua non among civilised men and women, so let me not be the…

My rich leftie neighbours must be in a state of psychotic denial — or stoned

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The ‘I’m Voting For Chuka’ posters in my rich neighbours’ front windows pushed me over the edge. There is nothing…

Power couple: 'Dave and Sam' (Photo: Getty)

What Italy made of the result of the British general election (not much)

16 May 2015 9:00 am

On election day I was in Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy, where interest in British politics could hardly be…

‘The wealth gap has been allowed to get too big.’ Ed Miliband? No, Boris Johnson

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Whoever wins the election, the London Mayor is going to be all right

Why I'd never own a rabbit hutch – or vote Green

2 May 2015 9:00 am

‘I suppose,’ said my dad philosophically, ‘I could always vote Green.’ ‘Oh, for goodness sake! Not you as well!’ I…

How to fix our defence budget mess

28 March 2015 9:00 am

With the exception of 1983, when Michael Foot promised unilateral nuclear disarmament, defence has played little role in modern election…

How Ukip became the incredible disappearing party

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect.…

It’s a pointless waste of time for David Cameron to resurrect the hunting debate

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Of all the election promises politicians make in the run-up to a general election the one most certain to remain…

From coalition to chaos – get ready for the age of indecision

13 December 2014 9:00 am

A recent email from Samantha Cameron started an intriguing debate in the Prime Minister’s social circle. It was an invitation…

The very model of a political Chancellor

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Autumn Statements lack the drama and traditions of the Budget. Gladstone never delivered one, there is no Autumn Statement box…

Why it won’t be Ukip’s fault if Cameron loses

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Ukip tried to play fair with Cameron. But he wouldn’t even talk to us

Our spies have stopped chasing subversives. That's why we're in so much trouble

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron…

Nigel Farage is becoming a moderniser

7 June 2014 9:00 am

There are many words that you might associate with Nigel Farage, but moderniser probably isn’t one. Yet the Ukip leader…

Welcome to the age of four-party politics

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Two things will make the next general election campaign quite unlike any previous election in this country. The first is…

The big idea that can win the Tories the next election

4 January 2014 9:00 am

In one sense David Cameron is lucky that the Conservatives do not enter 2014 with a lead in the polls.…

Growth is not enough — the Tories must show they're not the party of the rich

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The mood was grim when David Cameron, George Osborne and their advisers convened for a crunch meeting on 4 February…